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This is a discussion on Ditching the Beat Up Rims within the Wheels and Tires forums, part of the General Help category; So i just want to clear a few things up. Ive looked for these answers and find multiple answers for ...

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    So i just want to clear a few things up.
    Ive looked for these answers and find multiple answers for them...
    Question #1---whats the size of an OEM 1999 WS6 17" tire? Is it 8.5" or 9"??
    Question #2(might be answered by #1)---would 275/40R17s fit a Corvette C6 rim 17x8.5?
    Question #3---where is the best place to buy C6 rims in terns of prices? (not ebay or craigslist)
    http://www.lakeshorewheelandtire.com...firebird.shtml
    this place makes replica wheels. How about these?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BashamWS6 View Post
    So i just want to clear a few things up.
    Ive looked for these answers and find multiple answers for them...
    Question #1---whats the size of an OEM 1999 WS6 17" tire? Is it 8.5" or 9"??
    Question #2(might be answered by #1)---would 275/40R17s fit a Corvette C6 rim 17x8.5?
    Question #3---where is the best place to buy C6 rims in terns of prices? (not ebay or craigslist)
    http://www.lakeshorewheelandtire.com...firebird.shtml
    this place makes replica wheels. How about these?
    1)stock ws6 rims are 9" wide.

    2) yes it could fit. but a little large for the rim

    3) i found oe a good site..just google c6 rims and chances are the first 3 will be the most popular sites.

    lakeshore is decent

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    i bought my c6 z06 wheels from oewheels. price is good and quality is also pretty good.
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    Well the offset of the c6 is +38mm with 6.75 backspacing?
    And for the c5 is +56mm with 7.45 backspacing?
    What this mean? Sorry im new to changing rims lol.

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    Will 17x9.5s with 275/40r17s fit with out rub and with out modifying/hammering?

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    yup.

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    sweet. Ordering some 2005 C6 Chorme 17s. Should have pics up by nextweekend.

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    I bought my C5 ZO6 rims from oewheels and they are great quality. Post pics when you get them.
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    will do. im guessing that theyll arrive tuesday or wednesday. ill probably have pics by thursday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BashamWS6 View Post
    will do. im guessing that theyll arrive tuesday or wednesday. ill probably have pics by thursday.
    you using the tires that were on the car already?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001camaroSS View Post
    you using the tires that were on the car already?
    yes. they have just a hair over 5500 miles on them and they are still in great shape. its only $32 to take them off my old rims, put them on my new ones, and get them balanced and mounted. Much better deal than $800+ for new tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BashamWS6 View Post
    yes. they have just a hair over 5500 miles on them and they are still in great shape. its only $32 to take them off my old rims, put them on my new ones, and get them balanced and mounted. Much better deal than $800+ for new tires.
    i figured that's why you went with the 17s

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    yeah i seen how most went with the 18s on the back.. but i figure it would be more expensive and nothing but a hassel. (when rotating tires/spacers when lowering/etc.) and 18s all around look too big half of the time IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by BashamWS6 View Post
    yeah i seen how most went with the 18s on the back.. but i figure it would be more expensive and nothing but a hassel. (when rotating tires/spacers when lowering/etc.) and 18s all around look too big half of the time IMO
    i may not agree with you but i can understand. its definitely more expensive. at the same time i am biased. all three cars that i own have 18s all the way around.

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    Yeah. And opinions are very different on this sight.you just need to find wat works for you. ur 01ss looks good tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BashamWS6 View Post
    Yeah. And opinions are very different on this sight.you just need to find wat works for you. ur 01ss looks good tho.
    so very true. thanks man. i have the c6s on my red Z


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    Looks awesome dude. But those are 18s you say?

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    yea man 18s all the way around. i love em on both cars. they look even better with car lowered.


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    Well you have two very sharp camaros. What other mods you got on em?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BashamWS6 View Post
    Well you have two very sharp camaros. What other mods you got on em?
    i'm sure urs is sharp as well and from what i've read it sounds like you have some good mods on the way as well. the red car is all bone stock besides wheels, awesome stereo system, and exhaust. when i bought that car i fixed everything to make it look brand new again. my SS has been lowered, wheels, 3.73s, SLP y pipe, SLP LM, PCM tune, short shifter, subframe connectors, strut brace, manta stripe on the hood, and berger panel painted. its got a few other little things done that aren't really a big deal. i wanted to tackle the appearance stuff first and then im going to really get into the motor. i'm a poor college kid and maintaining 3 vehicles is expensive so we will see when the motor stuff starts.

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